The candle wax is dripping on the floor. I'm fast asleep on the hardwood, a towel for a blanket, wandering the stories my mind creates.
It's so much better there, in my dreams, much more comforting and whimsical. I can create my safest place, my very own home.
I can wander all over the world for free, touch the greatest wonders and experience culture like no other. I can learn anything without paying a dime or sitting in a classroom. I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin or the cool rain kiss my cheeks as I look to the sky. I can be anything, dare I even say ... happy.
I am trapped in a magical world and I never want to leave.
Please don't make me leave.
I don't want to wake up. I don't want to face the dark and the cold. Because when I wake, those candles will be out and my towel will be just a towel.
Here I am warm, I am free, I am strong. Here I can be anything, do anything, feel anything.